Cycling and walking funding in the capital has seen a £400,000 boost, as Transport for London (TfL) announced new grants for local groups.

Sixty community projects across London received funding last week, and will now run new or expanded schemes to get local residents active.

These include projects for women, disabled and older people, asylum seekers and children.

Groups in almost all parts of the City won funding from TfL – with Hillingdon the only borough with no projects.

The grant scheme offered funding for walking groups for the first time this year, and 26 of the 60 projects encourage residents to step out in their local area.

In Enfield, the Muslim Education Community Centre will buy new bikes for its tandem group for blind people, allowing them to cycle with a partner.

Hackney-based Stars ’N’ Stripes will run cycling courses for age two up, using balance bikes without pedals to help children learn to ride without using stabilisers.

And an Enfield children’s charity will set up a cycling scheme, Swift Riders Cycling Club, to teach children to ride bikes.

There will also be group walks from Fusion Lifestyle leisure centres across the borough.

Walks will be timetabled throughout the week, varying in length and intensity – and everyone can come to a coffee club at the leisure centre afterwards.

In Haringey, there will be a cycling group for parents and children at Lordship Recreation Ground.

The borough will also have a cycling club for disabled youngsters, helping 40 young people as they move from children’s to adult services.

There will be group sessions, and a buddy scheme so wheelchair users can go out on a specially modified bike with a volunteer their own age.

Jewish disability charity Tikva will run a cycling group for carers, helping them carve out time for themselves.

And Step-by-Step will expand its cycling scheme for disabled children, buying specially adapted bikes for rent at low prices, so kids can cycle outside club sessions.

There will also be a scheme to teach children with coordination problems – such as dyspraxia or Down’s Syndrome – to ride bikes.

And the British Alevi Foundation will run a cycling club for Turkish and Kurdish speakers in both boroughs, organising weekly group rides.

TfL will also fund better maintenance of the Capital Ring – a 75 mile route connecting green spaces around the city – improving signage and running short walks on sections within the borough.

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, wants 80 per cent of journeys in London to be by public transport, walking or cycling by 2041.

Will Norman, London's Walking and Cycling Commissioner, said: “There are so many benefits to walking and cycling from keeping fit to improving wellbeing.

“We want everyone in London to experience these benefits regardless of their age, ethnicity or physical or mental health.

“We're looking forward to seeing the results of these inspirational projects, which are bound to encourage even more Londoners from diverse backgrounds to travel more actively around the capital.”